Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hear, hear ...

... Book Review: The Brain is Wider than the Sky by Bryan Appleyard - The Dabbler. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

... where I most approve of Appleyard is that he is an unashamed generalist in an increasingly splintered and specialised academic world. He is interested in everything, so his books are about Everything. Where science and art  try to ignore each other, Appleyard  tries to get them to talk (he ends, optimistically, with the union of art and technology in David Hockney’s iPad paintings, one of which adorns the cover).

I tried to buy the Kindle version of Bryan's book, but I can't because it seems you can't buy a Kindle edition from Amazon UK  except in the UK. So I just bought the book.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I think it may be possible to buy a UK Kindle edition, but you'll have to check. Try entering the ASIN number (in this case, B005ZTBW5I) as a search on (US) and see what happens. This is what generally works for me on the German Amazon site when the UK or American site tells me I can't buy the edition.